We know Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the Kingslayer on “Game Of Thrones,” but he’s a versatile actor with a lot of range and even good comedic timing – which works perfectly for the new humorous crime thriller, “Small Crimes.”
The picture is the sophomore effort by Evan Katz, the director behind genre fave “Cheap Thrills.” Katz has collaborated with acclaimed director Adam Wingard on several features, including “Pop Skull, as well as with Jim Mickle as a screenwriter/producer on his Sundance channel TV-series, “Hap And Leonard.” Alongside Coster-Waldau, the movie co-stars Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Macon Blair, and “Cheap Thrills” lead Pat Healy. Here’s the official synopsis:
After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind—in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much. Delightfully suspenseful and blackly comic, “Small Crimes” follows Joe’s desperate and misguided attempts to extract himself from this nightmare, only to dig himself into a deeper—and bloodier—hole.
“Small Crimes” launches worldwide on Netflix on April 28th and debuts at the SXSW Film Festival.